Friday, June 23, 2006

Damn You NPR!!!

Around 10 p.m. or so, I like to head back to the bedroom to settle in for the night.

Since the T.V. in Boat's room only picks up the local stations, my choices are limited.

Sex and the City was over, so I found myself watching a documentary on WTTW.

It was about kids with cancer.

What I love about public television is how they do their best to present a story in its truest form. They do it by filming people being themselves, expressing their emotions and not having someone with a microphone coaxing out answers. It's footage of real people in real situations.

Most of these shows make me cry. I mean, what's more sad than children dying of cancer? What is more heart wrenching than watching a group of dedicated nurses and doctors telling the child's mother that he may not make it through the night, and would she be willing to agree they not resuscitate him if he stops breathing?

Not a whole helluva lot.

So that's why I say "damn them"...because I love their style, yet feel so depressed after watching.


Blogger dayone said...

They do such great programming. Frontline alone is worth supporting PBS forever.

9:25 AM  

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